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Viducate Network

The Viducate Network is an initiative to promote video education across all educational sectors in Europe.
Their vision is: "Viducate is concerned with the development of active citizenship in intercultural contexts at all levels of formal and informal education. Video and multimedia form the core of this non-prescriptive pedagogy of production in the information society."

On the website you can find a lot of interesting documents about the use of Media in Education and a video gallery.
You can also subscribe and receive the Viducate monthly newsletter.

Learning on Screen Awards - Entries 2011

Here you can find a full list of entries to the 2011 Learning on Screen Awards held in London on Thursday 24th March 2011, which celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning, teaching and research.

Divis Project

The Divis project (Digital video streaming and multilingualism) is a European funded Project that run from October 2008 to September 2010. It aims to encourage, motivate and equip both teacher trainers and practising language teachers to include video production in their teaching.
The official report of the project is available here:
http://divisproject.eu/attachments/019_com_mp_141759_divis.pdf

Initial research was undertaken to establish how teachers feel about the use of video production and what skills and experience they had in this area. From the results of the research, the project team developed a online guide to address the teachers' needs, introducing creative and non-conventional teaching methods and samples to support implementation of video work in the classroom as well as providing technical support. The manual is available in many languages on the following webpage:
http://divisproject.eu/categoryblog/143-mini-guide-download-page

On the Divis project website, you can also find very good examples of usage of videos, photo stories, dramas, and television news in education. There is also a useful technical support section:
http://divisproject.eu/technical-support

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Photo story, Video words, school presentations, drama, television news, technical support, Video gallery, download guide

Learning Technology on Scoop.it

Here you can find a very interesting collection of highly relevant articles about media and learning from around the web, curated by Nik Peachey.

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Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. On the website there are a lot of materials and resources available free of charge, like an extensive library of 2.100 videos, covering K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history.
Students can make use of the video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web; coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

FWU - Institute for Film and Picture in Science and Education

The FWU (Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht - Institute for Film and Picture in Science and Education) is a leading producer of media for schools and other educational organisations in Germany. It keeps as stock of about 2,000 titles for almost all school subjects and cross-area education, as well as fictional movies for children and youth.

Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

Founded in 1993, ALT is the UK's leading membership organisation in the learning technology field. Their purpose is to ensure that use of learning technology is effective and efficient, informed by research and practice, and grounded in an understanding of the underlying technologies, their capabilities and the situations into which they are placed.
This is done by improving practice, promoting research, and influencing policy, through bringing together practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in learning technology.
Currently ALT has as members over 700 individuals and over 200 organisations, including universities, colleges, Government departments, agencies, and software, hardware, and e-learning businesses.

The MEDEA Awards YouTube channel

The MEDEA Secretariat launched a MEDEA channel on YouTube where you can see interviews with previous entrants. Interviews cover topics like how the specific example of educational multimedia was made, how it was used and the equipment and skills required. Subscribe to the channel to be kept up-to-date with new additions!

See also the resource about the MEDEA Awards:
http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/medea-awards

Open Student Television Network (OSTN)

OSTN is the first and only 24/7 global television network devoted to student-produced programming. OSTN features a wide variety of programming from colleges and universities all over the world. They air programming from various genres including sitcoms, dramas, documentaries, films, animation, news, and many others. OSTN's mission is to provide opportunities for students through resources, community, exposure, and experience.

OSTN is composed of the following channels:
- OSTN Channel
- OSTN News
- OSTN Films
- OSTN UK

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YouTube EDU

Videos and Channels from college and university partners of YouTube.

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